What will I learn?

What is the programme about?

This programme is one of the most reputable of its kind in Ireland. LIT aims to produce high quality problem-solving graduates skilled in the measurement principles and techniques employed in Forensic and Pharmaceutical Analysis and students achieve a detailed knowledge and understanding of the sciences underpinning both the forensic, pharmaceutical and analytical fields. Students will gain exposure to, and experience in, the methodology and techniques at the heart of these key scientific areas. In LIT, we place an emphasis on “hands-on work” (approximately 50% of scheduled course work), endowing our graduates with a highly desirable and much sought-after set of skills and expertise: experience in pharmaceutical and forensic science combined with a range of analytical techniques which make graduates highly sought after by employers.

Who is the programme suited to?

Students who like working in laboratories using Scientific Evidence to solve problems. This programme is ideal for students with a questioning mind and interested in using Science to solve problems. It will suit any student interested in laboratory Science. It is the most established programme of its kind in Ireland.

Top 3 Reasons

1. This programme was developed in 2008 to provide a new entry opportunity to the already popular Pharmaceutical & Forensic Analysis programme, the first in Ireland of its kind.

2. As a graduate you will have a great mix of skills and knowledge needed for today’s employment market.

3. LIT offers graduates of this programme with the opportunity to progress to a Level 8 Honours Degree and further.

Graduates Work For

  • Allergan
  • Microchem
  • Schwartz Pharma
  • Pfizer

Further Studies

​Graduates of the programme will have a great mix of skills and knowledge needed for today’s employment market and are hugely sought after by employers.

The programme also offers a progression route to the Level 8 BSc. (Honours) in Pharmaceutical & Forensic Analysis within the Department of Applied Science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022


Limerick Institute of Technology

Moylish Park,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for first year must have successfully completed at least 5 subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate (or an equivalent international examination).

For international students

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Canadore College
  • Durham College